• Zack's Awakening

  • The Awakening Series, Book 2
  • By: Jaclyn Osborn
  • Narrated by: Zachary Michael
  • Length: 7 hrs and 31 mins
  • 4.1 out of 5 stars (113 ratings)

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Zack's Awakening

By: Jaclyn Osborn
Narrated by: Zachary Michael
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Publisher's Summary

Fear. Zack Greyson had never known the true meaning of the word until he suspected he might be gay - which wasn't an option for the personal trainer and ex-football star. He's tried to convince himself that his attraction to men is nothing more than just a mere curiosity, but when Jackson Parker walks into his life, that façade comes shattering down.

Jackson Parker is used to rejection because secrets never stay hidden forever. Left slightly broken and with no sense of belonging after his family's rejection, he's sought love in all the wrong places before. But meeting Zack, the hazel-eyed jock with killer dimples, Jackson steps out of his comfort zone and fights one last time for the happiness he knows he deserves.

Falling for a supposed straight guy was crazy, but for once, Jackson feels like his luck has changed, and he's finally found someone who won't throw him away. However, Zack struggles to discover who he is and who he wants to be. When his fear of coming out drives a wedge between him and Jackson, only one question remains. Which is stronger: love or fear?

©2015 Sarah Davis Brandon (P)2016 Sarah Davis Brandon

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Great book

Note to the editor.... you really need to go back and finish editing this book. I counted 15 missed edits in this book, at most I get normally notice maybe one!

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it's 2022 and this still needs its audio edited

📖 Story comment: reasonable pace, likeable characters.
I'm not sure I understand this book - I want to ask why Zack is written to fear telling his father he's gay when he's been nothing but supportive of his brother Gabriel (book 1) - it just didn't sit right with me.

🎧 Narrator comment: I'm on the fence with the narrator, timing and intonation was reasonable, but character voices were a little inconsistent.

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📌 Where does it fall on my personal scale? 4.5
• 1 not my thing • 2 didn't like the narration • 3 didn't keep my attention • 4 was good, but once was enough [3⭐] • 5 enjoyed it [4⭐] • 6 will listen again if i'm in the mood for the narrator [4⭐] • 7 goes on the "re-listen" list [4⭐] • 8 kept me up past bed-time [4.5⭐] • 9 recommended to family/friends [4.75⭐] • 10 own it in all formats [5⭐] • 11 keep a copy with me at all times [5⭐]

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Serious issues with this Narrator

I'm not sure why this narrator used 2 different voices for the main character, but it was seriously distracting and confusing. Also, there were major issues with editing throughout the book, but there were a ton of them in Chapter 11.

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Needs some editing

There are a lot of audio editing issues with repeated sections that didn't get deleted, and which further showcase the narrator's mispronunciation of words (glower, tousled, concerto). Sounded like a novice narrator, but he wasn't too bad. I loved the story line and have enjoyed most of Osborn's books so far.

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Edit people!

I liked the story. However, there needs to be some edit fixes. I contacted Jaclyn Osborn and she just blew me off saying (in a round about way) oh yeah, I need to re-edit that. It’s been a couple of years since it came out, fix this. It’s so annoying!

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Mixed feelings

Ok -- I liked the book ok. Couple of issues that I have with it: It was tough to distinguish between the 2 main characters OFTEN. My biggest problem with it, however, was the whole plot of Zack being so afraid of telling his father. I get that it would be tough to tell friends because he was such a jock and had been so manly in his life up until this point. But he KNEW how well his dad accepted Gabriel being gay...like it is the best father of any single father in any book I've ever read...and he STILL thought it would be so hard for him to accept it because he was his oldest son and his straight one. I just felt like the author should have used a different storyline in this book. Most coming out books have the "telling the parents" factor in them, but it just DID NOT MAKE SENSE in this one. My goodness, Zack and his dad are SO GOOD to Gabriel...and it was dumb to make Zack coming out to the father as one of the main storylines in the book. And that reminds me -- the scene with the stupid friends at the fireworks was just unbelievable. Their comments were worse than horrible cliché homophobic comments anyway, but for Zack to actually listen to them and agree with them and say he doesn't do that gay stuff didn't make sense because he is such a good brother that he'd never let someone talk about Gabriel like that. Just didn't fit.

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Coming Out Romance

This book was okay. The writing was well done, but I just could not get into the plot and I wasn’t all that keen on the main characters. At the end of the day, the characters got their happy ending and that was nice. I do enjoy a good hurt/comfort story, which this one delivered. Plus, there were some really great sex scenes. If you enjoyed the characters from the first book in the series, then this book is worth a read.

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Good read

This is a good book however the audible version has some skipping and repeating of lines.

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Good but needs one more round in the edit bay!

Good story and the struggles are real but edit errors abound throughout the audio recording.

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Needs editing

There were a few repeated and stuttered lines throughout the recording. So much dragging with the story.